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Bill Gertz

Bill Gertz

Bill Gertz is a national security correspondent for The Washington Times. He has been with The Times since 1985.

He is the author of eight books, four of them national best-sellers. His latest book, "Deceiving the Sky: Inside Communist China's Drive for Global Supremacy," reveals details about the growing threat posed by the People's Republic of China. He is also the author of the ebook "How China's Communist Party Made the World Sick."

Mr. Gertz also writes Inside the Ring, a weekly column that chronicles the U.S. national security bureaucracy.

Mr. Gertz has been a guest lecturer at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.; the Central Intelligence Agency in Virginia; the National Defense University at Fort McNair in Washington; and the Brookings Institution in Washington. He has participated in the National Security Studies Program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

He studied English literature at Washington College in Chestertown, Md., and journalism at George Washington University. He is married and has two daughters.

He can be reached at bgertz@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Bill Gertz

In this June 15, 2020, file photo, the Voice of America building stands in Washington. The new chief of U.S. global media is plowing ahead with changes to the Voice of America and other international broadcasters that are heightening concerns about their future as independent news organizations. Although Agency for Global Media chief executive Michael Pack has assured Congress that VOA and its sister networks will remain independent and pledged he would consult lawmakers on significant developments, last week he initiated personnel changes and began a review of visas for foreign employees. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

VOA cancels Chinese-language programs on Taiwan

The Voice of America is canceling two Chinese-language programs focused on the standoff between China and Taiwan in a move critics say signals a softening of the broadcaster's coverage of communist China. Published August 18, 2022

In this Tuesday, July 11, 2017, photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, ships carrying Chinese military personnel departs a port in Zhanjiang, south China's Guangdong Province. (Wu Dengfeng/Xinhua News Agency via AP) **FILE**

Chinese navy intel ship spied on RIMPAC

China's military dispatched a spy ship to collect war fighting secrets during the U.S. Navy's major international exercises known as Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) that ended earlier this month, according to defense sources. Published August 17, 2022

Spectators wave Chinese flags as military vehicles carrying DF-41 ballistic missiles roll during a parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of Communist China in Beijing, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. China on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, criticized Washington for imposing sanctions on Chinese companies the U.S. says exported missile technology and accused the United States of hypocrisy for selling nuclear-capable cruise missiles. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein) **FILE**

U.S. Indo-Pacific commander warns about Chinese nuclear buildup

The commander of American military forces in the Pacific is pushing back against Chinese government claims that a three-nation pact to build nuclear submarines for Australia poses a danger of nuclear weapons proliferation. Published August 16, 2022

The New York Stock Exchange logo adorns a trading post on the floor of the Exchange on March 16, 2022, in New York. Stocks are rising again at the start of trading on Wall Street on Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, putting the S&P 500 on track for its first four-week winning streak since November. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Chinese companies probed by U.S. to delist from New York Stock Exchange

Five major Chinese state-owned companies, including oil producers Sinopec and PetroChina, announced Friday they will no longer list their stock for trading with the New York Stock Exchange amid U.S. investigations of their audit and disclosure policies. Published August 12, 2022

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, a projectile is launched from an unspecified location in China during long-range live-fire drills by the army of the Eastern Theater Command of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022. China conducted "precision missile strikes" Thursday in waters off Taiwan's coasts as part of military exercises that have raised tensions in the region to their highest level in decades following a visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. (Lai Qiaoquan/Xinhua via AP)

Chinese exercises included missile ‘bracketing’

China's recently concluded large-scale military exercises near Taiwan included at least a dozen missile firings that landed in areas around the self-ruled island state. Published August 10, 2022

Spectators wave Chinese flags as military vehicles carrying DF-41 ballistic missiles roll during a parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of Communist China in Beijing, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. China on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, criticized Washington for imposing sanctions on Chinese companies the U.S. says exported missile technology and accused the United States of hypocrisy for selling nuclear-capable cruise missiles. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein) **FILE**

China moving toward nuclear coercion

Beijing's rapid large-scale buildup of nuclear weapons is a sign the Chinese military is moving away from its past defensive strategy toward the use of "nuclear coercion" to achieve Chinese Communist Party aims, such as the takeover of Taiwan, according to a think tank report authored by a Strategic Command analyst. Published July 27, 2022

In this Monday, March 9, 2020, file photo released by the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), a Russian Tu-142 maritime reconnaissance aircraft, top right, is intercepted near the Alaska coastline. A similar incursion by two Russian maritime patrol aircraft tested the U.S. and Canadian air defense zone in early July 2022, in a show of force in the midst of Moscow's military operation in Ukraine and nuclear saber-rattling, the commander of the Northern Command said on July 22. (North American Aerospace Defense Command via AP, File)  **FILE**

Russia tests U.S. air defenses in midst of Ukraine war

Two Russian maritime patrol aircraft tested the U.S. and Canadian air defense zone two weeks ago in a show of force in the midst of Moscow's military operation in Ukraine and nuclear saber-rattling, the commander of the Northern Command said Friday. Published July 22, 2022

U.S. and Chinese national flags are hung outside a hotel during the U.S. Presidential election event, organized by the U.S. embassy in Beijing. A government report is outlining how spy services from China, Russia and Iran are hard at work trying to steal trade secrets and proprietary information from U.S. companies, government labs and universities. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

British intelligence retools for spying on China

Britain's MI6 foreign intelligence service has retooled the storied spy agency with a major focus on the threat posed by China, the agency's director said in rare public remarks Thursday. Published July 21, 2022

In this file photo, Chief of Space Operations at U.S. Space Force Gen. John Raymond testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee on May 6, 2020. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)  **FILE**

Space Force leader backs soft Biden agenda

Air Force Gen. John Raymond, chief of the newly created Space Force, says he supports efforts by the Biden administration to reach a U.N.-sponsored agreement on military activity in space, something past administrations has rejected an arms control ploy by China and Russia to limit the American power in space. Published July 20, 2022

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech at a ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Youth League of China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Tuesday, May 10, 2022. (Yue Yuewei/Xinhua via AP) ** FILE **

China wants control of Pacific Islands in drive for global clout

The Biden administration is stepping up efforts to counter growing Chinese influence among Pacific island nations that Beijing views as a way to curb American power and expand opportunities for new Chinese military bases, according to U.S. officials and foreign policy analysts. Published July 15, 2022